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Sisk tops out fire devastated pier in Weston-super-Mare

John Sisk has celebrated topping out the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare which was devastated by fire last year.

The Grand Pier is on time and on budget to reopen in the summer and it has been on a tight building schedule since August.

The rebuilt pier will feature a new and enlarged Pavilion, with bigger and better rides and visitor facilities.

Pier owner Kerry Michael said: “Having overcome the initial shock and despair of losing the Pavilion, we went through difficult process of obtaining all the necessary permissions and now finally, we are in the exciting phase where we can see the building taking shape every day.

“The internal fit out begins next week and we can’t wait for the day it opens.” 

The weather has added to the challenge of building out at sea.

But Sisk managing director Paul Wilson said: “It is fascinating to work on a landmark built in another age and we have had our challenges building 350 metres out to sea.

“We have now reached a stage where the structure is in place and we are moving to complete the fabric of the building.

“What comes next is filling this space around us with the rides and attractions that will put Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier back in its rightful place at the heart of this resort.”